Happy Homes and the Hearts That Make Them. or Thrifty People and Why They Thrive

Happy Homes and the Hearts That Make Them. or Thrifty People and Why They Thrive

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ...Dr. Arnold says of boys is equally true of men--that the difference between one boy and another consists not so much in talent as in energy. Given perseverance, and energy soon becomes habitual. Provided the dunce has persistency and application, he will inevitably head the cleverer fellow without those qualities. Slow but sure wins the race. It is perseverance that explains how the position of boys at school are so often reversed in real life, and it is curious to note how some who were then so clever have since become so commonplace; while others, dull boys, of whom nothing was expected, slow in their faculties but sure in their pace, have assumed the position of leaders of men. The tortoise in the right road will beat a racer in the wrong. It matters not, though 8youth be slow, if he be but diligent. Quickness of parts may even prove a defect, isasmuch as the boy who learns readily will often forget as readily; and also because he finds no need of cultivating that quality of application and perseverance which the slower youth Success Depends on Perseverance. 331 is compelled to exercise, and which proves so valuable an element in the formation of every character. Davy said, "What I am I have made myself; " and the same holds true universally. To conclude: the best culture is not obtained from teachers when at school or college, so much as by our own diligent self-education when we have become men. Hence parents need not be in too great haste to see their children's talents forced into bloom. Let them watch and wait patiently, letting good example and quiet training do their work, and leave the rest to Providence. Let them see to it that the youth is provided, by free exercise of his bodily powers, with a full stock of...show more

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  • Paperback | 170 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 313g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236989511
  • 9781236989512